Legal Clinic - Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (MVETS)

Credit Hours: 4

M-VETS enables students to assist active-duty members of the armed forces, their families and veterans in a wide variety of civil and administrative, litigation and non-litigation matters, including consumer-protection, landlord-tenant, family law, contracts, and military law and entitlement matters. Students are supervised by law school instructors or private practitioners with subject matter expertise, attend 2 hours of weekly classroom instruction and status meetings, and conduct an average of 6-10 hours per week (fall & spring), and 10-12 hours per week (summer), of out-of-class casework. Students registered for the fall or spring session of the clinic will receive four (4) total graded credits for this course, two (2) of which are “in-class” credits and two (2) of which are “out-of-class” credits. Students registered for the summer session of the clinic will receive four (4) total graded credits for this course, one (1) of which is “in-class” and three (3) of which are “out-of-class.” Visit mvets.law.gmu.edu for additional information. Application and permission of the Director are required for registration. Information about application deadlines and process is circulated prior to registration each semester. Although not dispositive, preference and priority may be given to students who express an interest in participating in M-VETS as Student Advisors for two (2) consecutive semesters (student may take M-VETS up to two times) and students who possess a third-year practice certificate or ability to acquire one, and who have completed Family Law, Virginia Practice, Trial Advocacy and/or Pretrial Practice.